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Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

An Onboarding EOD Solution to remove burdensome paperwork

It would seem to me that agencies would benefit from a stardardized online Entrance on Duty system or(EOD)solution

The benefits of which would not only help "improve time to hire" but provide an important bridge for new entrants to the federal workforce at the get go, and lead to increased "new hire commitment" and "improved retention".

Another benefit would be to ultimately mitigate risk from losing talent during... more »

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5 votes
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Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

Consider Field Activities

The OPM website hosts a lot of great information about approved programs. But when new program ideas are being considered, it is typically worked through the departments and agencies within the Washington, DC area. However, many of those departments and agencies have organizations/employees in field sites and information and solicitation of ideas rarely is requested or shared with those units. Similarly, the FEBs and... more »

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4 votes
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New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Records Online

Current employees and retirees often need access to their records for verification and many other purposes. Because many employees are mobile and work for multiple agencies throughout their career, these records tend to be dispersed and fragmented because personel records continue contain paper. The cost of this is not only the archiving and storage of paper records, but also the cost of searching, researching, and... more »

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4 votes
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Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

How Do I Stack Up?

When evaluating current employees seeking other federal positions, I'd like to see constructive feedback on how competitive our resume and qualifications were compared to other applicants.

Also,provide a summary of what qualities, skill sets, education and experience separated those considered for the position from those not considered.

This feedback would help better prepare applicants for future consideration.... more »

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4 votes
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Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Encourage Public Participation through Petitions for Rulemaking

Currently, members of the public have no idea how to submit petitions for rulemaking to the agency and actively participate in the rulemaking process, because the agency does not make this information available like other agencies do. So OPM should post easily-accessible, plain-English guidance on its public website regarding how the public can submit and comment on petitions for rulemaking.

See, for example, the... more »

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3 votes
(@megan.eskey) kudos icon +

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

OpenOPM v2.0: A Next Gen Opensource/OpenSocial Portal

A pilot project to build a next-gen OPM portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.

 

Useful Links:

http://tinyurl.com/yks78pg

http://bit.ly/cUrTv8

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3 votes
(@greg.pearson) kudos icon +

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

One USAJOBS Portal

Inside deals area real problem with Dept of Army. Several agencies use AVEU, others USAJOBs still others only accept hard copy US mail applications. make it simple if AVEU is good enoug, then all agencies use that. The Army system has so many screen out words that have been passed out to spouses that all the spouse needs to do is write a good story to make the priority list.

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3 votes
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New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Provide an Interactive Career Pathing Tool on USAJobs.gov

We've all heard the expression "they come for the mission but they leave because of the managers". Some call this line of sight, but it would make sense to have an interactive Career Pathing Tool on USAJobs.gov.

Career Pathing Tools are a great way to allow potential candidates the opportunity to explore their future with your agency. Candidates, especially millennials, want to see what the rewards are for a commitment... more »

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3 votes
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New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Common Sense Telework Agreements

Standardize Telework Agreements with a common sense approach.

Government Shutdowns

Workers with the capability of teleworking should be expected work even when the government is shutdown due to weather or other natural disasters. Unless that worker is directly affected by the situation (power outage, for example) the employee should be expected to work.

Example: On a recent flight to DC, I sat next to a government... more »

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3 votes
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New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Encourage use of more part time positions

I would like to retire and work part time closer to home. So, having worked for the government for over 32 years, I thought I'd take a look a options on USAJOBS. There aren't many there. I don't think managers naturally think of hiring people part time, nor do I think organizations make it particularly easy for managers to hire part time employees. Perhaps this is a cultural rather than a policies/procedures issue.... more »

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3 votes
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Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

USAJOBS Data on Data.gov

I would like to see the USAJOBS data on data.gov.

 

Right now I think the data is available through partnerships with OPM. I would remove that barrier and make it easy to just grab the data from data.gov.

 

This would allow lots of innovation around the hiring process by 3rd party developers and would not cost OPM money.

 

Steve Ressler

Founder, GovLoop.com

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2 votes
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Tell Us How to Improve this Site...

service

Need to hire more specialist that can answer questions. Line is always busy and it always seems to getting a run around. If president Obama can't create some extra jobs then the angency should outsource to China or India to save money

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2 votes